16 Effective Home Remedies And Tips To Control Hair Fall

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Hair fall is one of the most common problems we face today. What is also common is our lack of knowledge about the wonderful and simple ways through which we can treat the condition.

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In this post, we talk about some of the best home remedies you can use to get rid of the problem. And in addition to those, there are certain other tips that can help you say good bye to hair loss – once and for all!

Trust us when we say this – these remedies can go a long way in treating your hair troubles! To know more, keep reading.

Causes

The important causes of hair fall or hair loss includes
• Hereditary conditions
• Stress
• Medical conditions such as anemia and autoimmune diseases and thyroid disorders
• Cancer
• Scalp infections
• Skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis
• Pregnancy
• Certain hairstyles which causes traction on the hair.
• Hair-pulling disorder
• Menopause
• Medications
Hair loss can appear in different ways depending on the cause. Some types of hair losses are temporary and some are permanent. It is possible to prevent the temporary loss of hair using various home remedies available.

Effective Home Remedies To Fight Hair Loss

1. Coconut Milk

Cocnut Milk to control hair fall

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What You Need

  • Coconut milk, 1 cup

What You Need To Do

  • Apply the coconut milk to your scalp using a hair dye brush. Then cover your head with a towel and leave it undisturbed for about 20 minutes.
  • You can ideally prepare coconut milk at home by grinding the grated coconut and squeezing its milk.
  • After that, remove the towel and rinse your hair with cold water.
  • You can follow with a shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, before taking bath. You can follow this process once every week.

Why This Works

Coconut milk is rich in vitamin E and fats, which help moisturize the hair and keep it healthy. The milk is rich in potassium , another vital ingredient for hair growth. It also has antibacterial properties that protect the hair from damage.

2. Aloe Vera

What You Need

  • A leaf (or even a stalk) of the Aloe Vera plant

What You Need To Do

  • This is the traditional way of using Aloe Vera for treating hair growth. Extract the pulp content from the leaf or stalk and rub into your hair.
  • Ensure your hair is already washed before you do this.
  • Massage the pulp into your scalp in circular motions.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Repeat the process thrice a week, ideally in the morning after you have taken a head bath.

Why This Works

Aloe Vera plays a crucial role in balancing the pH levels of the scalp and hair. It penetrates the scalp and hair, thereby promoting hair growth.

Caution

The yellow-colored sap of the Aloe Vera plant contains toxins, and can irritate the skin if you are latex-intolerant. You can ideally boil the plant (which converts the toxins to natural salicylic acid, which is harmless to the skin) before extracting the pulp content.

3. Neem Leaves Juice
One of the most sought after herbs in India is the neem leaves as it has loads of medicinal properties. It is also an effective herb to treat hair loss in men and women.
• Boil fresh neem leaves in water until the water reduces to half its quantity.
• Cool this water and then wash your hair and scalp with this water mixture.
• Repeat this process once or twice a week regularly to prevent hair loss.

4. Amila (Indian gooseberry)

Boil 4-5 Indian gooseberries in 1 cup of coconut oil until it turns black. Let it cool off and then apply it on your scalp with a gentle massage. Let it act for 20 minutes and then shampoo your hair like you usually do. The method can be done in the mornings before taking a bath. Follow it 2 times a week. The plant is packed with vitamin C which is a great for hair growth and strengthening. It helps in building collagen and absorb iron, keeping the locks strong and healthy. The plant helps in thickening the hair strands.

5. Greek Yogurt

What You Need

  • Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons
  • Honey, œ a tablespoon (or a few drops)
  • 1 lemon

What You Need To Do

  • Take the two tablespoons of Greek yogurt in a bowl. To this, add honey and the lemon juice extracted from the lemon.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly and make a paste.
  • Using a hair dye brush, apply this pack to the scalp and hair roots.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cold water.

When You Need To Do This

Follow this procedure before bath. Ideally use this pack once a week. If you have dry hair, then use the pack twice a week.

Why This Works

Greek yogurt acts as a natural conditioner for hair. It contains vitamin B5 and proteins that are extremely beneficial for hair . Honey contains antibacterial properties that protect hair from damage .

Greek yogurt contains probiotics, which, according to studies, make the hair glow .

6. Methi (Fenugreek)

Soak 1 cup of fenugreek seeds in water during the night and then grind them, making a paste the following morning. Make sure the paste is spreadable and thoroughly ground. Apply it on your hair, from the roots towards the tips, and cover it with a shower cap. Let it act for 40 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Repeat the procedure each morning before having a bath, following the procedure for a whole month. The seeds enhance hair growth and help in hair follicles rebuild, making your hair long, strong, and shiny.

7.Licorice root

Take 1 tbsp. of ground licorice root and mix it with 1 tsp of saffron, adding them in a cup of milk. Mix it thoroughly and apply the mixture to the bald patches before going to bed. Let it act during the night and in the morning wash it off. Repeat the procedure 2 times a week. The root provides healing properties which soothe the scalp and eliminate irritation and dandruff. It assists in maintaining healthy scalp and promoting hair growth.

8. Beetroot

What You Need

  • A few beetroot leaves
  • Henna, 1 tablespoon

What You Need To Do

  • Firstly, boil the beetroot leaves in water till the water level comes down to half its quantity.
  • Grind the leaves and add henna.
  • Make a paste and apply it to your scalp.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about 20 minutes and rinse with water.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, before taking bath. Follow this remedy 3 – 4 times a week.

Why This Works

Beetroot contains potassium, protein, and vitamins B and C, all of which are essential for healthy hair.

9. Onion juice

Grate 1 onion and extract its juice. Take a cotton ball and dip it into the juice, apply it on the scalp directly. Make sure the strands are covered from the root to the tip. Let it act for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Shampoo it as usual. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week in the mornings before taking a bath for a period of 1 month. This vegetable is packed with antibacterial properties that eliminate bacteria which cause scalp infections. Moreover, it is high in sulfur content that improve blood circulation to the hair follicles, encouraging hair growth. Sulfur can treat infected hair follicles. Make sure the juice does not get into your eyes as it may cause burning sensation and discomfort. In case that happens, wash it with cold water.

10. Chinese Hibiscus

What You Need

  • Chinese hibiscus flowers, 10
  • Virgin coconut oil, 2 cups

What You Need To Do

  • Add the Chinese hibiscus flowers to the coconut oil and heat the mixture.
  • When the flowers are charred, strain the mixture and collect the oil.
  • Apply this oil every night and wash your hair thoroughly the next morning.

When You Need To Do This

In the night, before going to bed. You can follow this remedy 2 – 3 times every week for about a month.

Why This Works

Chinese hibiscus contains vitamin C, phosphorous, and riboflavin, the essential nutrients for smooth and strong hair. The flower also contributes to toxin elimination and promotes
circulation, thereby enhancing hair growth.

11. Green tea

Steep 2 green tea bags in 2-3 cups of hot water and let it cool off. Then, remove the bags and rinse your hair with the solutions, massaging it gently into your scalp. Use it after you shampoo your hair, repeating the procedure 3-4 times a week in the mornings. The process should be repeated for a period of 2 weeks. Green tea is able to stimulate hair follicles and boost hair production, increasing the metabolism that has been associated with increased rate of hair growth.

12.Coconut oil massage

Warm up 2 tbsp. of olive oil and put it in a small bowl. Apply it on your scalp and hair roots, making sure that your whole hair is covered. Massage the scalp in circular motions. Let it act for 30 minutes, or overnight. Then shampoo it as usual. Repeat the procedure each alternate day until you notice results. The oil is high in antioxidants that strengthen the hair, giving it a natural sheen. It provide antimicrobial properties as well which help in fighting off scalp infections. Wash your hair within a day of applying the oil as it will appear greasy and can attract dirt and dust. You are free to use almond, olive, and amla oil instead of coconut oil. The olive oil improves hair elasticity and prevent it from breakage. While, amla and almond oil prevent hair loss, making it stronger.

13.Egg White And Curd Paste

• Take egg white of two eggs in a bowl and add two tablespoons of fresh curd or yoghurt to the egg white.
• Mix this well and then add a tablespoon of shikakai or neem powder that you get in the market to this mixture.
• Apply it generously on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes.
• Wash it off and repeat every week to prevent hair fall.

14. Potatoes

What You Need

  • Potatoes, 1
  • Honey, 1 teaspoon
  • Water, 1 teaspoon

What You Need To Do

  • Wash the potato thoroughly and peel its skin.
  • Cut it into small pieces and put them in a blender to get the puree (You can add a little amount of water to the puree if it’s too thick).
  • You can further strain the puree into a bowl using a muslin cloth. This will give you the potato juice you need.
  • To the juice, add 1 teaspoon each of honey and water. Mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair, and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with a mild shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, after bath. You can do this once a week.

Why This Works

Potatoes contain potassium, vitamin C, and iron, all of which are vital for maintaining hair health. It has also been found that a deficiency of potassium could lead to hair loss.

15. Lemon juice

Cut 2-3 lemons and extract the juice out of it. Strain it with a muslin cloth and then mix it with warm water. Wash your hair in the bath and pour the mixture over your scalp, massaging it gently. Let it stay for 5 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. Repeat the procedure 1-2 times a week. Lemons are great astringents which tighten the pores in the scalp and control hair fall. Lemon rinse is great for oily hair. The lemons are packed with alpha-hydroxy acids which exfoliate dead cells and eliminate dandruff. The vitamin C helps in maintaining healthy hair. You have to be very careful with the lemons as they contain acids, thus close your eyes when your pour the mixture. Do not use lemon juice rinse frequently and for a long period of time as it can dry your hair out.

16. Coriander Juice

What You Need

  • Freshly chopped coriander leaves, 1 cup
  • Water, 3 – 4 tablespoons (or as much as it is needed for making the coriander paste)

What You Need To Do

  • Grind the coriander leaves and mix them with water to form a paste.
  • Extract the juice from the paste, and using a hair dye brush, apply it to your scalp and hair.
  • Leave it undisturbed for an hour, and then shampoo as usual.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, before taking bath. You can try out this remedy twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

Coriander is known to make your hair soft and prevent hair loss. Apart from this, it is also effective in promoting hair growth.

Tips:

In addition to the home remedies, there are certain other lifestyle changes you can make and tips you can follow to keep hair fall away.

  • Say No To Junk Food

All unhealthy eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle are also reasons for hair loss.
• Try to avoid junk foods and oily foods as far as possible.
• Increase the intake of water in order to remove toxins.
• Include moderate exercise to your routine to improve blood flow to your head and scalp to prevent hair loss.

  • Be Gentle With Wet Hair

Wet hair is more prone to breakage, which is why you must be gentle while handling it. The best way to dry wet hair is to pat it with a dry towel, instead of rubbing it harshly.

  • Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise enhances blood circulation and improves the flow of oxygen to your scalp, thereby controlling hair fall. Ideally exercise for about 30 minutes a day, five times a week

Regular exercise enhances blood circulation and improves the flow of oxygen to your scalp, thereby controlling hair fall. Ideally exercise for about 30 minutes a day, five times a week.

  • Stay Hydrated

Drinking sufficient water is one more way of keeping hair fall at bay (24). Owing to our busy and sedentary lifestyles, we seldom remember the IMPORTANCE of keeping ourselves hydrated. Drink about 6 – 8 glasses of filtered water on a regular basis.

  • Trim Your Hair Regularly

Split ends can also cause hair fall . To avoid this, keep trimming your hair periodically.

  • 6. Avoid Steamy Showers

Hot water dehydrates hair strands, making them brittle and vulnerable to breakage. Rinsing your hair with hot water also flushes out the essential oils of the scalp, which can lead to further shedding of hair. You can instead go for a shower with lukewarm or normal water.

  • 7. Stay Away From Hot Styling Tools

Exposing your hair to high temperatures can destroy the vital proteins and damage your hair’s protective cuticles. When the cuticles are damaged, the moisture balance of your hair gets disrupted, making it susceptible to breakage.

Ideally you can limit the usage of hot styling tools (including your blow-dryer) to no more than twice a week. Also, make it a point to apply a heat-protection spray to reduce friction and protect your hair.

  • Do not wash it too less or too much

If you don’t wash it then dirt will accumulate, clogging your pores, but washing it too often will remove the oils your scalp needs; thus wash it every 2 days using a sulfate-free shampoo.

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